I am in full on hostess with the mostess mode planning for Easter this weekend. I am excited that we will be hosting our first Easter in our new home and can’t wait to watch the kids hunt eggs in our yard. (Have fun finding those eggs on the acre, my darlings! Haha!) I have my menu set and have already picked up the ham. I wanted to create a fun and kid friendly Easter tablescape where we can enjoy our Easter lunch. I also wanted to keep it budget friendly and I think I managed to achieve both of those things with this bright and cheerful table.
My inspiration came from these pinwheels. I had stop at Joann’s to grab an Easter craft for Caitlin’s preschool class and I had actually meant to just run in and would shop for the Easter table later. But just “run in”? Famous last words, right? I stopped in my tracks at the garden end cap with the pinwheels and fell in love with the pinks, corals, and greens and patterns. They are meant for the garden but with them all together in the display I could just see them in a bouquet. I thought it would be a fun and whimsical departure from the usual flowers- and I could use them again rather than throwing them away when they died. I grabbed 3 and my mind went to work planning the rest of the table. Initially, I had thought of putting them in a Mason Jar with some pretty stones but as I was looking for stones in the floral department I saw this frosted glass vase that was perfect. And the bonus the small neck held the bouquet together wonderfully.
I put the pinwheels in the vase originally just planning to go with the only pinwheels as the bouquet but I decided it needed something. As I was making my way out of the floral department these coral flowers with a touch of bling caught my eye. Bingo. I grabbed two to keep the arrangement an odd number and I had the star of my Easter tablescape. I just needed the finishing touches. (As you can see this is really my farm table. There’s the kiddos chore charts in the background. Haha!)
I knew I was going to do a runner instead of a tablecloth because my kids always manage to pull a tablecloth to the floor or it gets stained after just one meal. With the runner I was going to add some small items to fill in around the vase and maybe add some Easter confetti. I saw these little Easter bunny and Easter chick figures and knew they were would be adorable with the fun bouquet. I didn’t see any Easter confetti but the paper Easter grass in green and pink worked even better. Joann’s did not have any Easter runners and it’s a good thing because I decided to check what I had when I got home and I found a roll of burlap I had used for food photography. I cut off a piece 3/4 as big as the table and ironed the ends so it would lay down. The rustic burlap paired so well with the bright colors of the figures and bouquet I was glad I didn’t buy a runner.
By using what I had with the runner and using a $10 off coupon on my phone, the whole adorable Easter tablescape was less than $30. You can keep the cost down even more by using a vase you already have or the Mason Jar I mentioned earlier. You can also check out the dollar stores for the figurines instead of buying from the craft store for further savings. I can keep the burlap and the pinwheel bouquet out through the rest of the spring as well so I get more bang for my buck. I might add placemats or napkins for color once the grass and figures are gone after Easter. I love that you can make something pretty and fun for the table that grownups and kids will love by using something unexpected and inexpensive like the pinwheels. So look around your house and see what you have! Happy Easter!